Our goal: $45K in 5 days!

A lot changed on election night.

But here’s one thing that’ll never change: we will never stop fighting for what we need.

We’re not going to sit on the sidelines. We care too much about each other and the future of our planet. We will not be complicit in hate and fear. We know we all do better, when we all do better.

That’s why the work we do together is so important.

I’m writing today to thank you for all you’ve done and to ask you to support
the critical work we do together through Iowa CCI Action.

We have a big goal. We want to raise $45,000 by Friday, December 2nd!


I’m proud of the work we’ve done this year. We scored big wins and led exciting campaigns from the pipeline fight to raising the minimum wage to our ongoing push for clean water.

Your financial support is what makes these campaigns and CCI Action possible. You’re essential. This work belongs to us, is about us, and has to be funded by us.

We need you with us to fight back against what we already know will be a slate of really bad Statehouse bills that threaten everything we care about.

Now more than ever we need to:

• Show up big at the Statehouse and across the state on our People & Planet First issues.
• Be the bold, much-needed “counterbalance” voice injecting our values into the press and public debate.
• Inspire everyday folks with our vision of what changing “business as usual” politics can look like.

Generous donors who value your work are offering a challenge grant of $5,000 to help us kick off our year-end fundraising campaign strong.

Give today. Your gift of $100, $50 or $25 will be matched dollar for dollar.

Moving forward, we’re fired up with a vision of how politics can be. With your help, we will make it happen.

The elections showed us – loud and clear – that people on both sides are turned off, tuned out, and feel betrayed by “business as usual” politics. We want to change that.

The way forward is clear. Four states voted to raise the minimum wage and several more voted to get big money out of politics. Movement candidates who think like us bucked the trends and won! We want to see more of this. That’s what we’re committed to.

There’s important work to be done. Your support of CCI Action allows us to:

• Focus on what we do best – involving lots of people in bold actions on important issues and keeping our People & Planet First solutions hot in the press and public debate.
• Be the much needed “people’s voice” at the Statehouse during the legislative session.
• Expand and engage our base across the state to increase our power and influence on issues you care about.
• Lay the groundwork to recruit, train and elect our own candidates. Candidates who think and act like us – smart, progressive, accountable people from our movement who will work with us to change “business as usual” politics.

Nobody’s going to move that agenda for us. We’re planning and working for the Iowa we want – our eyes are on the 2018 election and beyond. We’re in this for the long haul. It’s up to us to engage and deliver.

You are the most important part of CCI Action! Your involvement and support make big change possible. Together we’re part of a vibrant, vocal, independent powerhouse that’s going to fight for – and win – what our communities need.

We need to be bolder and stronger than ever. We need you with us.

Please donate to CCI Action today. Be generous. There’s a lot at stake.

Thanks so much for all you do,
Hugh Espey,
Executive Director and proud CCI Action member

P.S. Please give now, before Dec. 2, and your gift of $100, $75, $50 or more will be doubled!